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Food and beverage managers are the leaders in the kitchen and the front of the house in restaurants of all kinds. Responsible for overall operation of the restaurant, food and beverage managers hire staff, purchase food and stock, and make sure everyone is trained on proper food preparation, proper and legal alcoholic beverage service kitchen safety techniques and understand health standards. Food and beverage managers make sure that company is represented correctly and that the company’s standards are upheld.

Gabriel Bober – Director of Food and Beverage – Treetops Resort

Food and Beverage: $13-$14/ HOUR (average entry-level wage)

    -Ensuring guests have the best possible experience, from the food to the ambiance, to the service.
    -Making sure the staff emphasizes service above all else.
    -Began working in the restaurant industry at the age of fourteen.
    Started out working part-time, but eventually became passionate about the work and began working full-time as the food and beverage director. 

Jessica Ziobron – Food and Beverage Director – Garland Lodge & Golf Resort

Food and Beverage: $13-$14/ HOUR (average entry-level wage)

    -Providing a great dining experience for all of the guests at Garland Resort.
    -Managing the restaurant and bars at the resort.
    -Keeping track of employees and the menu.
    -Started out as a cook and moved through the chain of restaurant work.
    -Became an executive chef.
    -Eventually became the Food and Beverage Director at Garland after working most positions in the field.

Food and Beverage programs in the area:

Northwood University – Gaylord

North Central Michigan College

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Gabriel Bober- Food and Beverage








Jessica Ziobron-Food and Beverage Director 

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